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Scary Tree

Posted by
B. Thomas (Arlington, Texas, United States) on 20 May 2011 in Landscape & Rural.

This dead tree was near the barn at the River Road Ranch. In late afternoon light it looked like the scary tree from childhood stories.

**I'm posting a series of photos from an April trip to Fredericksburg, TX in Hill Country.

NIKON D5000 1/800 second F/18.0 ISO 400 27 mm (35mm equiv.)

Céline from New York City, United States

Nice shot and composition !

20 May 2011 6:43am

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

beautiful silhouette !

20 May 2011 9:24am

J.R. from Ginowan, Japan

Yeah, kind of spooky. Love the capture

20 May 2011 10:13am

Williams from East LaHave, Nova Scotia, Canada

Nice scare, I'll bet the long shadow it appears to be casting made it even more so.

20 May 2011 10:48am

Candais from Lisieux, Canada

Your so funny. I see nothing scary about this tree. I can imagine all the stories it could tell.

20 May 2011 1:19pm

@Candais: I didn't think it looked like the scary tree from stories until later when I looked at the photo. I too would love the hear it's stories.

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

It has a most interesting silhouette! A tree with personality!

20 May 2011 1:28pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Well seen and captured Barbara! Definitely looks like a Halloween special! ;-)

20 May 2011 1:35pm

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Oh, that's such a cool tree and you captured it well.

20 May 2011 1:57pm

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

This IS the tree from all those childhood stories....I'll bet it is even scarier at night!

20 May 2011 2:13pm

@Tracy: Bet you are right. With all those animals around, and who knows what else, I didn't go down there at night. If I had, then there would have been one more chicken, but not in the coop. LOL.

Don from Spokane, United States

You picked a great one for its grotesque appearing branches. Very nice shot.

20 May 2011 2:43pm

karla from Omaha, United States

Ah, yes, I can see that it would be scary at times!! But here it appears to be dancing in the sunlight. :-)

20 May 2011 10:56pm

@karla: Several others mentioned dancing. Maybe I should have called it a dancing tree. Steven thinks the tree doing the hula dance here as its arms are outstretched and hip out to the right. Comments are so much fun because everyone sees things in a different way. Thanks for yours. ;-)

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

I could have sworn I saw the tree doing the hula dance here as its arms are outstretched and hip out to the right. The sun flare adds a nice finishing touch.

21 May 2011 3:07am

Joyce Johnson from Emigrant, United States

...The wind howled through the dark skeleton of the old tree on the moor, and lashed at the woman, whipping her long black hooded cape around her, until she looked like a big cork screw with her wet red hair tangled and getting in her mouth, so that when she tried to scream all that came out was "Eeemmmmfffff!!!! grrr damn wind," she muttered. And she thought, "this Wuthering Heights place is about as fun as the dentist."

[I really like the photo. Gothic romantic, but fun and dancing too with the sun lighting it up. :-}

21 May 2011 3:33am

@Joyce Johnson: Oh, so you were there and saw me in my black hooded cape dancing around the tree?! See, I KNEW I was not alone and that someone was watching! LOL - I love it and want to read the whole story. ;-) Thanks. ;-)

LauraS from Chico, United States

Spectacular shot with the great gangly tree and sun peeking through. Love your composition.

22 May 2011 9:35pm

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Wicked and lovely...nice find....

23 May 2011 4:37am

1/800 second
ISO 400
27 mm (35mm equiv.)